Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in Afghanistan Mark Pocan stated on May 21, 2021 in Twitter: Says withdrawing troops from Afghanistan could save the U.S. $50 billion. Richard Clarke stated on April 26, 2015 in a panel on ABC "This Week": Said President Barack Obama "said he was going to stop (signature strikes)." David Cicilline stated on May 6, 2011 in a radio interview: "Most military experts say there is anywhere between 25 and 30 members of al Qaeda in Afghanistan." Alan Grayson stated on November 30, 2009 in an interview on 'The Ed Show.': "In the past year, more than 20 percent of Americans have changed their mind about the war in Afghanistan. They conclude we shouldn't be there." John Murtha stated on December 2, 2009 in the show 'Hardball With Chris Matthews': "We're going to have more troops (in Afghanistan) . . . than the Russians had."